Our Leadership

Planet Home Lending’s award-winning management team has the strategic insight required to lead multiple business channels. That gives Planet stability in all market cycles and the capacity to pivot toward financial industry opportunities.

Michael Dubeck
Michael Dubeck
CEO and President, Planet Financial Group, LLC
Suzy Lindblom
Suzy Lindblom
Chief Operating Officer at Planet Home Lending, LLC
Teresa McDermott
Teresa McDermott
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Sandra Jarish
Sandra Jarish
President, Planet Home Lending, LLC
Dierk Hohman
Dierk Hohman
Executive Vice President, Chief General Counsel and Enterprise Risk Officer
Donna Edwards
Donna Edwards
Chief Human Resources Officer
Muthu Srinivasan
Muthu Srinivasan
Chief Technology Officer
Jim McDonald
Jim McDonald
Chief Marketing Officer
Jeff Ratter
Jeff Ratter
Chief Information Officer
John Bosley
John Bosley
Executive Vice President, Capital Markets and Correspondent
James Depalma
James DePalma
Executive Vice President, Planet Management Group
Jennifer Folk
Jennifer Folk
Senior Vice President, National Operations
Henry Brandt
Henry Brandt
Senior Vice President, Central Division Manager
Robert Tyler-Cook
Robert Tyler-Cook
Senior Vice President, Western Division Manager
Allyson Jackson
Allyson Jackson
Senior Vice President, Finance & Treasury
Thomas O'Connell
Thomas O'Connell
Senior Vice President, Default Management
Kathy Keller
Kathy Keller
Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Policy/Procedure
Dawn Pawelczyk
Dawn Pawelczyk
Senior Vice President, Servicing Operations
John Miller
John Miller
Senior Vice President, Credit Risk Officer
Jim Loving
Jim Loving
Vice President, Correspondent Sales
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Michael R. Dubeck

CEO and President, Planet Financial Group, LLC

A strategic leader with deep expertise in asset management, capital markets, and managing high-growth teams, Dubeck joined Planet Financial Group in 2013 and by 2019 had grown it into a multi-channel mortgage banking organization with a $16 billion servicing portfolio.

Dubeck got his start in the mortgage business at First Boston Corp., New York, producing portfolio reports for the trading desk, and later as a trader on the mortgage desk. He moved on to Morgan Stanley, New York, where he built a $1 billion-a-year scratch-and-dent securitization book of business, created a whole loan trading platform, acquired and ran a $65 billion servicing operations for Morgan’s Saxon subsidiary, and managed the mortgage trading desk and secondary/capital markets across all products.

He continued finding ways to increase competitive advantages when he moved to Hudson Advisors/LoneStar Funds, New York. As platform director – mortgage asset management, Mike was responsible for risk management, funding, and asset monetization of $10 billion in servicing. While there, he completely revamped asset management and servicing strategies and significantly enhanced returns using IRR-driven models he created to handle pricing, underwriting, and servicer-level decision-making.

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Suzy Lindblom

Chief Operating Officer at Planet Home Lending, LLC

Suzy Lindblom brings the “heart” to Planet Home Lending. An award-winning leader and industry expert in managing risk, loss mitigation, underwriting, project management, post-closing, and compliance, Lindblom brings a balanced approach in everything from underwriting to post-closing. She drives operational success by knowing the numbers but loving the people. Her core mission at Planet Home Lending is to make sure we treat our internal partners, as well clients, customers, borrowers, and employees, with respect and superior customer service.

After nearly four decades in mortgage banking, Lindblom knows what it takes to keep customers happy from pre-approval through payoff. Before joining Planet Home Lending, Lindblom helped grow some of the best-known brands in the business, including Stearns Lending, where she was managing director, national fulfillment and operations, leading a $17+ billion multichannel business. She’s also been a major contributor to successes at MetLife, Bank of America, and Countrywide.

She loves the challenge of building a business by bringing people together and motivating them to succeed. In a cyclical business where it’s sometimes hard to form lasting relationships, Lindblom has a core team inspired to follow her to each new post she takes, including her current position at Planet Home Lending.

Lindblom has been recognized as a HousingWire 2015 Women of Influence, appeared on the National Diversity Council’s Southern California 2016 Most Powerful & Influential Women list, and won the 2017 MPA Elite Women Award.

When she’s not mortgage banking, Lindblom loves genealogy, hiking, and traveling with her husband.

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Teresa McDermott

EVP and Chief Financial Officer

Teresa McDermott is known at Planet Home Lending for her ability to apply over twenty-five years of executive financial expertise in the mortgage industry to provide action-based management reporting while overseeing the Treasury and Accounting divisions at Planet.

As the company’s senior finance executive, Teresa maintains comprehensive internal controls over company assets and financial reporting while leading Planet’s due diligence and modeling as the company identifies expansion opportunities within the industry.

Prior to joining Planet Home Lending in 2008, Teresa was the Chief Financial Officer for Fieldstone Mortgage Company, Columbia, MD and pc.Loans.com, Millersville, MD.

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Sandra Jarish

President, Planet Home Lending

A results-driven leader, Sandra Jarish is known for adapting technology to deliver deep insight to investors and single-point-of-contact loss mitigation to customers. Her ability to turn non-performing borrowers into re-performing borrowers has made Planet a legend among EBO nerds.

Jarish continually sets the servicing bar ever higher by boosting transparency for clients, winning ratings upgrades, passing reviews and audits with clean results, and gaining default sub-servicing contracts from Wall Street investment firms and bank regulators.

Jarish has been with Planet Home Lending from its beginnings in 2007. Under her watch, it became the first mortgage company to win full Ginnie Mae issuers approval based on its track record as a servicer. Prior to Planet Home Lending, Jarish was Vice President of Servicing at Mortgage Lenders Network, USA.

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James DePalma

Executive Vice President, Planet Management Group

James DePalma’s more than three decades in mortgage finance include executive positions in Special Servicing, Default Management, Specialty Finance, Credit Administration, and Mortgage Trading. As Executive Vice President at Planet Home Lending, he leads Planet Management Group (PMG), the company’s comprehensive operating platform and trusted partner to investors in real estate-based assets.

Previously, DePalma was president of Seneca Mortgage Servicing (FKA AMS Servicing), a $50+ billion loan servicing platform. While there, DePalma directed the build-out of Prime Servicing, leading Seneca to over 200,000 units serviced in the prime space and enhancing the company’s national footprint in Special Servicing. In 2016, DePalma lead the conversion of Seneca’s special servicing platform to Planet Home Lending and the sale of its primary servicing to Nationstar Mortgage. DePalma then lead the formation of Planet Management Group, a division of Planet Home Lending, LLC.

Some of the best-known brands in mortgage banking have relied on DePalma’s expertise, including Nomura Securities International, Inc., Arbor Commercial Mortgage, American Servicing Company (a division of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage), North American Mortgage, and Moody’s Investor Service.

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Jennifer Folk

Senior Vice President, National Operations

Planet Home Lending Senior Vice President, National Operations and Ops Support Jennifer Folk has two decades of mortgage industry experience leading and motivating teams in retail, correspondent, and wholesale channels. In her current position, Folk has supported rapid company growth in distributed and retail retention by uncovering operational cost-efficiencies and process improvements from loan setup through post-closing.

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